La Playita Beach

Just a 15 minute walk from the larger Las Galeras Beach, La Playita, which means "Little Beach" is a small stretch of sand where you can go to dine on fresh seafood or simply get away from the crowds.

Located in the Samana Peninsula, northwest of Las Galeras, La Playita Beach is on the North East edge of Hispaniola. You might want regardless of whether you are staying very close. La Playita Beach is one beach which rarely gets too crowded, but it's not totally void of people either.

How to Access The Beach
Fittingly, Calle a la Playita leads directly to La Playita Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

La Playita is covered in soft white sand, and shaded by coconut palms. The waters that rush ashore are an beautiful aquamarine. Those who do not particularly care to get wet can lounge in the plastic beach chairs that dot the shore.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


La Playita Beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. Nearby accommodations include the Villa Serena Hotel, which can be found not very far away. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this property, perhaps the closest hotel near La Playita Beach, despite the lack of additional attractions close-by.

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Hispaniola to La Playita Beach is Las Galeras. This part in the Dominican Republic is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers will find a good range of hotel booking options to choose from near La Playita Beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near La Playita Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Villa Serena Hotel 0.4 mi. E Hotel
El Marinique 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Sol Azul -- -- Guest house
Casa Por Que No? 0.7 mi. E B & B
Todo Blanco Hotel 0.7 mi. E Hotel
Las Mariposas 0.8 mi. SSE Cottages
Grand Paradise Samana 1.2 mi. E Resort
Casa Dorado -- -- B & B
La Rancheta Guesthouse 2.0 mi. E Guest house


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Comedor Isabelle.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near La Playita Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Comedor Isabelle -- -- -- 0.0 mi. W
Boutique Restaurant (809) 538-0000 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.4 mi. E
Patiserrie Française -- -- -- 0.6 mi. ESE
Ristorante Gambero Rosso (829) 448-5232 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. S
Chez Denise (809) 538-0219 French Informal 0.6 mi. ESE
C L'Aventura de John -- Italian -- -- --
Comedor Rossy -- Latin American -- -- --
End of the Road (809) 538-0127 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Pollera Pico Blanco -- Latin American Very Casual -- --
Poseidon Restaurante Typico (849) 258-6749 Creole Very Casual -- --
Restaraunte Las Galeras -- Creole -- -- --
Gri-Gri (829) 705-2894 Creole Very Casual 0.6 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Of course, La Playita Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Hispaniola.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Las Galeras Beach, located within a short distance.

You may find that La Playita Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, the Dominican Republic offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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